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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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ǪrvOdd Ævdr 44VIII (Ǫrv 114)

Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Ǫrvar-Odds saga 114 (Ǫrvar-Oddr, Ævidrápa 44)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 922.


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Fundum þegna,         er þaðan fórum,
teita ok sleitna         í Trönuvágum.
Var ei Ögmundi         andrán tegat;
kómumz þrír þaðan,         en þeir níu.

Fundum teita ok sleitna þegna í Trönuvágum, er fórum þaðan. {Andrán} var ei tegat Ögmundi; kómumz þrír þaðan, en þeir níu.
‘We encountered some happy, aggressive men in Trǫnuvágar, when we were going from there. Life-robbery [DEATH] had not shown itself ready for Ǫgmundr; three of us came away from there and they were nine.

notes and context

The same encounter between Oddr and his deadliest enemy, Ǫgmundr Eyþjófsbani, is treated in Ǫrv 31-3 and in Oddr’s mannjafnaðr, Ǫrv 49-50. For the background, see Ǫrv 49 Note to [All].



Text is based on reconstruction from the base text and variant apparatus and may contain alternative spellings and other normalisations not visible in the manuscript text. Transcriptions may not have been checked and should not be cited.

editions and texts

Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII], E. 10. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ǫrvar-Oddssaga IX 44: AII, 314, BII, 333, Skald II, 178, NN §2609; Ǫrv 1888, 204, FSGJ 2, 353-4.


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